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#406 Trav1s ONLINE  

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 11:32 AM

Trav1s...There is only 1 problem I see with your tractor. It looks too good to gp out and get dirty. After all that work I would hate to take it out and risk scratching it. All jokes aside you have done a great job. Keep up posted... Scott

 

It looks better in the pics than in person.  Definitely "worker" quality.  This is a learning experience for my next one.  



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 01:30 PM

Love the video, assume that's the solid state ignition near the front left side. But you forgot to put the gas cap on.  :bounce:


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 06:55 PM



Love the video, assume that's the solid state ignition near the front left side. But you forgot to put the gas cap on.  :bounce:

 

That would be the solid state ignition @ about 15-18 seconds into the video.  Here is a linked version:

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Yes, I am missing the gas cap... gotta order a new one to go with all of my work.


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Posted May 31, 2013 - 02:52 PM

It is alive!!!!  The solid state points replacement rocks and is very easy to set timing.  I did not use the timing light either.  The carb is running very LEAN and it will only run with the choke on full.  I still dislike walbro carbs.  

Video looks like it is running great. Still lean or did you get it adjusted?



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Posted June 01, 2013 - 07:32 AM

Still lean.  Need to pull the carb and clean it again.  Ultimately looking for a carter 26 for it.



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Posted June 10, 2013 - 11:05 AM

I bought the new gas cap with measuring level and new filter bowl on ebay


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Posted June 21, 2013 - 09:59 PM

Pulled the carb today and got some help with it from the carb guru at the local Napa.  He told me that everything looks good to him but to play it safe we cleaned it again with carb cleaner then blew it out with compressed air.  I bolted it back on and hope to give it a try again tomorrow.  



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Posted June 22, 2013 - 06:49 PM

I did not get to trying to start it but I did get the seat pan ready for repair and paint.  There are some small cracks around the nuts welded in the seat pan.  

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Posted June 25, 2013 - 07:39 PM

I picked up a 26R battery from Napa so the 120 now has a battery of its own.  I took some time to try to get it running after the carb cleaning and it is still the same as before.  I can get it started on carb cleaner and it will run with the choke on.  I played with timing on the Kirk ignition and it has killer spark.  The coil was new the fall I tore it down.  It behaves like it is not getting fuel.  The tank also has a new shut-off valve which seems to work OK.

Any suggestions please!!!!



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Posted June 25, 2013 - 08:14 PM

Rev, same thing happened on my Honda garden tiller, it would only run with starter fluid or with the choke on, after rebuilding it twice and cleaning the jets I finally just ordered a new carb on line. After I had changed the fuel filter, the vacuum pump to no avail.  I have actually been through 2 new carbs now, its that ethanol gas.  Now when I park it I drain the gas out of the bowl and tank and I spray starter fluid in the carb, so far so good.



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Posted June 25, 2013 - 08:51 PM

Walbro carb = no lovin's from me   

 

I really don't want to buy another part for it...

 

I removed the fuel filter, rerouted the fuel line, and cleaned the carb.  This experience has only fueled my disdain for the Walbro carbs on the K series engines.


Edited by Trav1s, June 26, 2013 - 08:21 AM.


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Posted June 26, 2013 - 06:50 AM

Working on getting a Carter 26 carb that was on a JD 312.  Not sure when it will be here.

 

At this point I have played with all of the variables in the fuel/fire equation and will just replace the #$%^% Walbro carb.  This machine ran great except for a float that would stick open before I tore it down for the restification. 

 

New items include:

  • Coil (used for one month then I began the teardown)
  • Kirk Engine Points Slayer (wicked spark!)
  • Champion plug
  • Ignition switch (traced wiring and all is good in the harness but it is not pretty)

The local napa has the rebuild kit for the Carter 26 on the shelf so that is no big deal.  Time to seal the deal on the 26 and put the 120 back on hold until the carb arrives.


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Posted June 30, 2013 - 07:57 AM

Another update...

 

After posting a "wanted" add on WFM I ended up working deals on 2 carbs.  The first 26 is in need of a rebuild and comes off of a 312.  The second 26 has been soaked, cleaned, and rebuilt with new parts.  I figure this 120 is a keeper so an additional carb is not a bad thing.  :smilewink:

 

Friday morning I was also able to prime the seat brackets and 317 front bumper plate I picked up some time ago.  Got the seat brackes painted blitz black and hope to get the green paint on the bumper plate today.  Still waiting on those reproduction seats from Hapcoparts. :love:


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Posted June 30, 2013 - 11:06 AM

Travis your seat springs were black? Mine were JD Green.



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Posted June 30, 2013 - 11:22 AM

Travis your seat springs were black? Mine were JD Green.

 

Yes they were.  Seat pan was green.  Now you got me thinking....

 

Just looked at the pics on page one and they were green.  Also, they did not have any green paint under the black when it hit them with the wire wheel. 


Edited by Trav1s, June 30, 2013 - 11:34 AM.





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